Jallikattu effect: Dhanush regrets accepting PETA award
"A few years ago, PETA honoured me for being a vegetarian. I now consider it a grave insult. I regret it," he said
Tamil film star Dhanush on Friday said he was not part of the animal rights advocacy group PETA and described as an "insult" an award given to him by the NGO a few years ago. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is in the eye of the storm over the ban on Supreme Court ban on Tamil bull-taming sport jallikattu.
"A few years ago, PETA honoured me for being a vegetarian. I now consider it a grave insult. I regret it," he said, according to NDTV. He was chosen as PETA's "Hottest Vegetarian" in 2012.
Dhanush said neither he nor any of his family members were part of PETA, adding if someone claimed anything contrary to that it was a "rumour".
He urged the Centre to remove bulls from the 'performing animals' category and thus ensure jallikattu was held in the state.
Though he had many fans, he was now a fan of Tamil youth who were spearheading the pro-Jallikattu protests, Dhanush said.